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The department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture was one of the pioneering Departments that made up the erstwhile faculty of Oceanography Naval Architecture of the then Akwa Ibom State University of technology AKUTECH.
The Bachelor of Engineering Programme in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture is tailored towards the production of future marine engineers and naval architects with sound professional practice in the design maintenance management and construction of vessels and equipments that can operate in the marine environment.The Department has a strong bond of association with dalta Epsilon Shipyard Limited in Akwa Ibom State and it is expected that similar relationship will be established with other ship building repairs companies in the country



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        Professor Ezenwa Ogbonnaya is a retired Naval Marine Engineer Officer with thirty-one years of ship and shore service in the Nigerian Navy before venturing into academics in 2003. He started publishing even while in service. Since he disengaged from active service, he has attended many conferences, published several journal papers and books. He has equally held many appointments in several State and Federal Universities in the country. His research interest is in the area of Condition Monitoring of Turbo Machinery
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        Engr. Uwemedimo Robert Ebong is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. His areas of specialization include Ship Design and Construction of Marine Structures, Outline Plans and Specification Development of different Classes of Ships, and Marine Transportation Engineering. Engr. Ebong attended The Catholic University of America, School of Engineering and Architecture, Washington DC; Brown University, Providence, Rhodes Island, USA; The University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Ann-Arbor, MI. 48104, USA, for his Doctorate, Masters of Sciences and Bachelor Programmes. He is an Associate Member – Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New York; Foreign Affiliate Member North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, England; Member Nigeria Society of Engineers; (COREN) Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria; Member – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He has published many publications to his credit including Navigation Channel Depth for Ibaka Deep Seaport in Nigeria at Western Dredging Association Summit and Expo in Houston, Texas; Construction of African most modern shipyard with fabrication yard, Marine logistics/offshore supply base in Akwa Ibom State, Maritime Seminar in Malta, the University of Malta, etc. Engr. Ebong is happily married with children.
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        Engr. Professor Kelvin Datonye Henry Bob-Manuel attended Queen Mary University of London, U.K. were he obtained in Doctorate Degree, Masters of Sciences Degree from University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and Bachelor of Science Degree from East London University, U.K.
        He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Tech(F.I.MarEST) London, Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers(FNSE), Fellow of the Institute of Shipping Technology.
        Engr. Prof. Kelvin has published many books, national and international journals and conference papers. He has won several awards including: First and only Professor of Marine Engineering in West Africa. Award for publication of best journal paper in the Marine Division of the Institute of Engineers – INDIA in 1999/2000. Most outstanding Marine Engineer in Nigeria, 2003 Maritime
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        Engr Ephraim Paul obtained his first degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Masters of Sciences Degree in Ocean Engineering, and Doctorate Degree in Ocean Engineering/Oceanography (Port and Harbor Engineering focus) from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
        He is an Award-winning Coastal and Metocean Engineer with ten years’ experience delivering efficient design and modeling solutions to the maritime industry, creative result-driven numerical modeler with expertise in coastal processes (wave, flow, sediment, and their interactions), design and management of navigation projects, beaches, wetlands, and waterfront facilities. Instituted strategies and achieved 40% savings in Ibom seaport channel design project. Engr. Ephraim is a Certified Dredging Engineer, issued by Western Dredging Association, (WEDA) USA.
        He is also a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, (SNAME) amongst others.
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        Austen Inyangsam (As popularly addressed or Baba Pastor in the Nigerian Maritime Industries) was born 6th August 1959 at Igarra-Edo State – Nigeria to Mr. & Mrs. Akpan Sam Inyangsam of Ikot Eko Ibon- Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State- South-South Nigeria. Attended St John Primary School ( 1965-1970) Igarra-Edo State; St Paul Anglican Grammar School-(Igarra)-1971-75; College of Science & Technology ( Later Rivers State University of Science & Technology) Port-Harcourt – 1977-81; 1982-84/85) graduating with HDT- Marine Engineering; M.Tech- Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Technology). Had shipboard experience on various vessels, Graduate Assistant/Assistant Lecturer-Rivers State University of Science and Technology- 1982-1985. Joined Damen Shipyards Nigeria Limited- 1985-88 (Yard Supervisor/Acting Technical Manager). Joined Apapa Trawlers Limited ( IBRU ORGANISATION) as Technical Manager-1988 till June 1989 when he resigned to start Aussam Shipyards Nigeria Limited. visit:http://aussamshipyards.blogspot.com/ for more information
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        Engr. Ekwere Ekwere Williams is a Marine Engineer with many years of Industrial and Academic Experience. He obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters of Technology Degree in Marine Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology Rivers State, and HDD (Naval Archi./Ship Building Engineering) from Nigerian Naval Dockyard App. School Victoria Island Lagos.
        Engr. Ekwere has worked at Nigerian Navy Fleets Support Group, Calabar; Niger Dock Nigeria Limited Apapa Lagos among others. He has published many Journals and presented papers at many Conferences and Workshops.
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        M.Sc marine engineering, university of Greenwich, 2010. B.Eng chemical engineering, FUTO, 2006. Research area include antifouling in underwater structures, ship emissions, NOx, SOx and PM Abatement technology is ships, computational fluid dynamics, marine environmental pollution, shipyard management etc.
        Worked with Aussam shipyards as yard supervisor.
        He is married with two boys.
        Hobbies, football, reading, and Nature.
        He is currently a Lecturer II in the department of marine engineering and naval architecture.
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